moviemaker

noun

mov·​ie·​mak·​er ˈmü-vē-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce moviemaker (audio)
: one who makes movies
moviemaking noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Oscar-winning moviemaker discusses the films and filmmakers who most influenced his career. Los Angeles Times, 20 Jan. 2023 The Oscar-winning moviemaker discusses the films and filmmakers who most influenced his career. Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2023 The Oscar-winning moviemaker discusses the films and filmmakers who most influenced his career. Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2022 The Cinematheque tells us that Antoine Doinel, the young main character, was something of an alter ego for Truffaut, reflecting the young moviemaker’s troubled childhood. cleveland, 23 Sep. 2022 Among his colleagues, Jorge R. Gutierrez, director of The Book of Life, also honored the moviemaker with a tribute. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2022 Later, the Army blamed the billionaire aviator-moviemaker-businessman for the crash. Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2022 The world’s first smart city, Metropolis, was born nearly 100 years ago in Berlin, in the minds of moviemaker Fritz Lang and his wife, Thea von Harbou. Siemens Smart Infrastructure Contributor, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 Vivid, beautiful work from our greatest living American moviemaker. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moviemaker was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Moviemaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moviemaker. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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